Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] checkAPIs being run every incremental build on Windows
From: "Sébastien Tandel" <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 09:55:12 -0300

On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 9:49 AM, Jeff Morriss <[email protected]> wrote:

Sébastien Tandel wrote:
> On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 11:02 AM, Bill Meier <[email protected]
> <mailto:[email protected]>> wrote:
>     Having checkAPIs run in various directories during every Windows
>     incremental build (even when there are no file changes)
>     is a drag....  :)
>     Could we maybe have checkAPIs default to not being run (via an
>     environment variable or whatever) and then set the buildbot builds
>     to run checkAPIs ?
>     In the same way that we use "fail on warning" for C compiles, it seems
>     to me that this should be sufficient enforcement as long as a build with
>     checkAPIs enabled causes  a 'fail' if checkAPIs reports a problem.
>     Or: maybe a way to run checkAPIs only on changed files ?
> or only on the diffs as I've implemented in Flawfinder. As it could be
> used too in a "preventive" way on patches sent to us.
> P.S. : I've not taken a look at checkAPI but I guess we could also use
> flawfinder i.s.o. checkAPI ... as it seems doing the same job. Here is
> the sourceforge project page :  https://sourceforge.net/projects/flawfinder/

Except that checkAPI has a lot of Wireshark-specific stuff in it too
(e.g., the "*_hidden()" APIs are all deprecated and checkAPI checks for

Flawfinder is written in python and it is *really* easy to modify the list of tokens we want to check.

Sebastien Tandel